Overall in very good condition. The shade retains the original mica. The mica shows signs of minor wear, some occasional areas of flaking with associated lifting, and darkening consistent with the natural aging process and gentle use. The mica is much richer in color than it appears in the catalogue illustration (which is slightly blown out with light), and displays a very attractive warm patina when illuminated. The hand-wrought copper surfaces on the base and shade are in excellent condition, showing very minimal signs of wear, a few very light surface scratches, and gentle rubbing. All of the sockets and pull chains appear to be original. All of the copper tabs which support the mica panels on the interior of the shade appear to be original and undisturbed. One tab is missing along one of the vertical side rows. A particularly attractive and well-proportioned example distinguished by its impressive scale, graceful lines to the base and arms supporting the shade, and beautiful rich patina. In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.